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at this headline. a land without guns. how japan has virtually eliminated shootings. in part by forbidding almost all forms of firearm ownership japan has as few as two gun-related homicides a year. i understand -- oh, we can't do that here! >> there are too many guns out to there to confiscate. >> stephanie: a friend of mine said bad people are always going to get -- [ buzzer ] where are the guns in japan? >> every country has bad people. every country has sociopaths. every country has people that want to kill other people. >> stephanie: the president's right. we can't tolerate we have more freedom. really? this is the price of freedom? how many zillion times more than the next country? >> kids get killed in elementary school? >> stephanie: in first grade. >> gun people have their rights so that kids can have their rights and lives taken away. >> stephanie: i'm just saying -- i'm not saying we're going to ban all guns like japan but do you think there's some connection that there's two deaths a year in japan from guns.
the side of the mountain in almost every major country in the world, whether it's japan, china, europe is now pressing on the accelerator, brazil, even india, the united states. i think when you look at the monetary stimulus that's taking place around the world, the uncertainty over the cliff will go away. i think we'll grow better than 4% nominal and might grow 3% to 4% real in the united states and multiple expansion would clearly take place under that scenario, so i think it's hard to get to bearish, particularly when the stock market is not giving us any signs of meaningful deterioration, you know, whether you look at the technical indicators or fundamental indicators. >> a great point. bill stone, you know, rimm stock has done so well just in the last several weeks. we're still expecting a loss for the quarter on 2.66 billion in revenue, but do you own this stock? would you buy rimm? would you look to buy technology going into 2013? >> we don't own the stock. i will say i am a product user. i love rimm because i love that keyboard. i can't get rid of it. >> right. >> i don't reall
that a budget deal is closer. in asia, japan's nikkei rising above the 10,000 mark, wow, the first time in more than eight months. still a ways from 50,000. among the catalysts, expectations of more aggressive monetary stimulus from the bank of japan. the boj wraps up a two-day meeting with a policy announcement tomorrow. >>> the world bank in the meantime is raising its 2013 economic growth forecast for china and for developing east asia. the organization says that the region remains resilient despite the lackluster performance of the global economy. the world bank sees china expanding by 8.4% next year. it's expecting that it will be fueled by fiscal stimulus and the faster implementation of large investment projects. today's forecast is higher than an earlier one that was sited in a world bank report in october. 8.4%, not bad both if you can get it. >>> speaking of china, the united states is moving forward with plans to slap steep anti-dumping duties on wind turbine towers that are imported from china at prices that are deemed unfairly low. the news from the commerce department comes as u.s
on with the japanese elections? the new prime minister told the bank of japan we want more stimulus. guess who's meeting thursday? the bank of japan. japan's exports fall for the sixth straight month. you are going to see the bank of japan on thursday announce new stimulus measures. you're going to see efforts to weaken the yen. it's going to get even weaker. that is the old yen carry trade. that may be where some of this money is coming from to do the odd little trades that seem to be going on. out of bonds, into stocks, selling gold as well. i think that's a real factor here. what caught my eye this morning, there was a survey out saying the hedge funds is the most exposed to the market since 2010. a lot of people mentioned that and said, that is a contrary indicator, high levels of activity in the stock market for hedge funds, often a negative indicator overall. let me mention night capital. they are selling themselves to geico. i took two-to-one ratio. this is a good deal all around. you're going to marry the biggest, fastest traders out there, getco. you're going to marry that with knight
great support out of the ecb and the bank of japan is coming online. the only thing holding the market down is the potential consequences of the fiscal cliff. you get movement there, i think you take out the highs of the year and head toward 1,500 pretty quickly. >> meaning, you know, by the end of -- within days of reesk that deal? >> you know, the pace of assent may be not quite that rapid. i think we see that by the first quarter, if we get a good fiscal cliff deal. i think this morning's comments really, really advance that. i really take strong exception to mr. lindsey's point that the president does not want a deal. we actually believe that the president needs a deal almost as badly as the republicans. remember, he is a second-term president, and second-term presidents get very concerned about their long-term legacy. we have a recession in 2013, the republicans may be blamed short term, but that will bake in the cake four more years of weak economic growth and that would assure president obama has one of the weakest records of growth in history. he doesn't want that in the histor
's happening in japan. you guys may recall yesterday it was up .9%. this market has been on a tear this year. it's up more than 20 one of the best asset classes. the yen continues to weaken. there's two reasons why we're focusing here. we got weak economic data out of japan. industrial production decline. we saw core consumer prices decline. we can show you, though, what's happening with the yen. we're seeing the new finance minister coming out and saying to other countries, you know, look, we're not trying to materially weaken our yen and you have no place to accuse us of doing so. he says a strong dollar policy would benefit the u.s. very much so. and, again, might benefit japan, too, because that will make it a lot easier to get that yen lower. today, the dollar/yen is up .2% because it's important at this junction now that we've seen the new government come in, now that we've seen the new cabinet ministers, people who were expecting a lot of fiscal and monetary magic from to look at the data overnight and be reminded that it's no guarantee japan will magically be able to rejiger its econ
-month high on the notion that the urbanization plan will gain spurs in the housing stocks there. japan, abe confirmed as prime minister there. the seventh prime minister in the past six years. we did see the yen hit a 20-month low against the u.s. dollar. notable lows against the euro as well. the topics in the nikkai the lowest in nine months. >> going back to his old job, that he had back in 2007. strange in and of itself. i wonder how long it will take for people to start talking about netflix after the outage going into christmas eve on social media. they were calling it no flix. and to blame amazon web services, which is one of their huge growth engines. a unit of the company they say is probably a tenth of its eventual size. >> one of the highest growth parts of amazon right now, the web services portion. their amazon is down 1.25%. i don't know if that's the reason. but it was the streaming center in northern virginia that was the source of the netflix outage. it's resolved, though, as far as we know. we don't know what sort of impacting -- >> i waste a vin't a victim, bu sure a lot
. we have a new prime minister of japan who now has told the bank of japan, print that money, catch up to the united states, europe, china. they're just dumping this money to the system to keep it going. as you mentioned, housing tarts , housing prices. tom: i have to tell you, i think i'm in yur camp on this one. i'm a be gloomier than the one housing because i don't see the fundamentals re still wrong. the people that are buying homes are investors paying all cash. maybe some starter homes, but the mortgages are still tough to get. the appraisers are still tough appraisals to get. and you have one at the three people in this country under water. i still don't see the fundamentals of the old buy and sell transaction sapping get. >> vote for me. on make things better. >> exactly. >> year 100 percent right. the onlyeason the housing market is going up is because interest rates are so. i'veeen of state kingston on one of the most historic quarters in the united states. the only pace on each corner where they're is a stone building thatreed -- predate the revolution, and that just bought
-- recently last week i was in korea and japan doing some business over there to with companies. i did hear over and over again, there's a lot of concern over there about whether or not the folks in washington will be able to get a deal together. because it's unlikely that many of those companies there or here are going to be willing to invest, to hire, to put people to work unless there's some kind of resolution, some kind of clarity looking forward. >> we'll leave it there. good to have you on the program, sir. thanks very much, governor. >> thank you. >> jack markell. >> and this is not a knock on the governor, but did you notice like so many elected officials, they can't bring themselves to publicly say the word, we raised taxes, right? which is what they did and it worked, but we raised revenue. revenue has become the new catch word for taxes. >> right. we are raising stock prices right now. we were down 189. down 107 right now. >> is this decline a preview of what can come next week if we don't see a deal to avoid the cliff? we'll talk about it. >> also, antawn shutz gives us his best
of uninhabited lands between japan and china. japan sent eight fighter jets after a chinese plane was seen near the islands. it was gone by the time they got there. china continues to claim the islands. the islands have been in japanese control for years. japan bought the privately owned islands in september. >>> some are calling it a break-through, north korea making its first successful long range rocket launch but less than 24 hours after liftoff a u.s. official tells cnn the country may not be in full control of the satellite. joining me is cnn contributor and retired u.s. army general spider marks. good morning. >> good morning. >> what does this mean? is this a setback for north korea? >> it's not a setback at all for north korea. north korea successfully launched something into an extra atmospheric orbit, albeit it's not control. they were able to build a three-stage missile and get an object into space. >> here is how leon pa net ta spoke about it. he spoke to erin burnett in afghanistan. >> this is a clear provocation. we've warned them not to do it. we've been very concerned about the
it will be a concern. we have thousands of troops stationed in japan and korea. there is talk of being able to reach los angeles or the western coast. no north korean test so far has reached that near abroad. bill: what would korea want to prove with this launch? >> always dangerous to try to climb into the mind of a north korean leader. but there would have to be a domestic component to the situation. there are important elections taking place in japan on the 16th and south korea on the 19th of this month. well within the range of this test that is scheduled to come in the coming days. influencing their neighbors and influencing politics and testing new ground with what would a second-term approach be with obama. bill: this is what we believe to be the ultimate range. 5,000 to 6,000 kilometers. 3,700 miles. china to the west here. in japan well within range of north korea were to be successful in developing this launch mechanism. here is hawaii. that's outside the range of the 6,000 kilometers. the question then begs how realistic is it that north korea would be a threat to the united states? >> th
are going to have a problem with inflation,. [talking over each other] >> the bank of japan has been going through this process since 2001 did japan still suffers from price inflation. my guess is inflation in japan would be worse if the assets had not succeeded 30% of japan's gdp. japan has a surplus. [talking over each other] >> it has nothing to do with monetary policy. lori: you are both talking simultaneously. i will say thank you both very much. lots of stuff to chew on. it is a difficult challenge. all of this worrying going on in washington, d.c. there is no easy answer. as we approach the end of the year, though, how do you think the s&p 500 has performed so far. though surprising results of a new survey on investor sentiment and it turns out perception does not mean reality. melissa: take a look at oil. no decision on who is going to replace the secretary-general as we told you yesterday. i want to show you metals as we go out to break. also rallying. gold is up seven tenths of a percent. we will be right back. ♪ ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mm
of all that, true. >> not such a crummy year for japan. japanese stocks rallying you can the yen continuing its slide against the dollar in all the major currencies, in fact. asian markets mixed overnight trading. the nikkei climbing to a closing level not seen since just before the march 2011 earthquake, marking a third day of gains, mostly drive bine hopes for a new stimulus policy. the yen is sitting closes to the lowest level since september 2010 against the dollar. interesting here because now a lot of people are saying the best or the hottest trade in 2013 will, in fact, be long japanese stocks and short the yen because what's different this time around, now there is an actual target, 90 is the target. we know where it is going to go. if they are able to weaken the yen to that point, it is a core roll lary stocks will go higher, exactly what happened with the united states, ben bernanke ease he can the monetary policy and the 14% gain in the stock market this year. >> seen the yen basically strangling japanese exports for so long. >> exactly. >> so you know, obviously i the
of launches, you know, about 15 years ago, they launched a rocket over japan. it was a surprise to most of us. that occurred just before i took over as the senior intel guy in korea. and we've been watching these developments very, very closely. this is a big deal. ashleigh, this is a big deal. but the arrangement along the peninsula was established close to 50 years ago, as a result of the cold war, and what we need to do, as victor has indicated, is we've got to change the dynamic here. iran is very much a part of the discussion, but not included in what we know as the six-party talks, which are russia, china, north korea, south korea, the united states, and japan. we need to try to change the dynamics here, so that there isn't this provocation, because what you have along the peninsula is quite stark. you have this incredibly robust and modern south korea and this stark, dark nation directly across the dmz. >> victor, who does have influence over pyongyang? >> well, i think for many years, we believed it was the chinese. the chinese are the primary source of food and economic assistance, e
in britain, in australia, in japan. japan has the toughest gun control in the world. they have two or three murders a year. you have 11,000 to 12,000 -- >> how many suicides do they have? >> 11,000 to 12,000 murders from guns a year in america. and you still don't care, do you? >> suicides are higher in japan than they are in america. they don't use guns. they have all kinds of ways to kill themselves. and you have a different culture in england. what has hurt this country is the drugs. the drugs have changed everything. you didn't hear about these shootings when i was growing up in the '50s and '60s. and then you didn't need a background check to buy a gun. now with all the drugs, all the stuff we're treating kids with these psychotic drugs, it's causing some real problems in our community. almost all of these kids that have murdered, if you look at them, they have been treated with drugs for their mental problems. and it's changing something. it's taking away their empathy where they can do this kind of horrible thing and not feel remorse or fear or terror of what they're doing. they just
that perhaps we may see some kind of stimulus in japan and china. there are still doubts when it comes to copper tp sue? >> all right, ber that, thank you very much. to the trading action on the floor of the nyse, with the dow down just about 11 points. >> there is a lot of topic on it yesterday. i think it is continuing today. let me show you the dow here in a narrow trading range. we wait to see what kind of deal. i think the street believes a deal is coming. take a look at dow jones industrial average. narrow as i gets. the big movers, industrial stocks, home building stocks, all of them are basically flat on the day. there's your dow industrials. these have big the big ones reisn'tly and home boo rerecently and the home builders on the flat side. money going into the stock market and i've seen money coming in through mutual funds too recently. stock mutual funds, money going into europe. money going into the euro and money coming out of gold and bond, sue. this is a very interesting development. it is not so relevant. gold is on the down side. >> it is worth noting. >> there is som
are performing the way you would like them to be. and japan has been a risk. >> japan certainly, we continue it see a lot of problems economically in japan. though we are heartened by announcements that have come out politically that would affect the monetary policy. we expect mormon tarry policy going forward. we think broadly of markets like china and brazil. these are markets that started to increase monetary easing. that have started to restructure their economies and certainly we think china has avoided very nicely a hard landing and will be back for growth track next year. >> talk to me about getting yield. that what everybody want right now. how are you doing it? high yield or investment grade securities or where? >> we are underweighted and they don't provide much of a yield these days. they are on high yield and we've had a barn burner of the year with high yield. we still think you can get high digit returns in 2013. and we are looking at global infrastructure in real estate as providing a nice sustainable yield for investors. >> the big debate down here for the past couple of days
, a manga from japan, a lot of boys are into. >> what is the storyline. >> about a guy trapped in a hotel room for 15 years and afterwards is given a few days to figure out why he was trapped in the hotel room or he will be killed so it's a psychological thriller, it's very strange, it's different, and spike lee had a huge hit with "inside man" so he knows how to do thrillers. this could be a big hit for him. we have to wait and see. >> for people like me still catching up on the movies of 2012, if you had to pick the top five say that you should try to see not before the end of the year but maybe before the end of january, before the oscars, what should you try to see? >> definitely "the sessions." it's a helen hunt movie and it's a little bit controversial. there's a lot of nude nit it but it's a touching film about a man who is sort of, can he barely move, and he wants to sort of experience sexual relations for the first time and enter helen hunt and it's in her role in the film is much buzzed about and i think it's worth seeing, i'd say "les mis," hugh jackman does a terrific job in t
with his wife. he played for the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> shinzo abe has been elected in japan as prime minister. he held the same position six years ago, but resigned because of health problems. he says he's okay now and promised to revive the economy, address japan's debt and create a recovery plan for last last year's earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster. japan's economy sunk into recession two weeks ago. >>> 'tis now the season for gift cards and those returns. shoppers expected to flood the stores again today to return or exchange gifts that don't fit or they tonight want. an analyst tells "the wall street journal" 10% to 15% of coll holliday gifts come back as returns or exchanges. >> i don't have anything to return or exchange but i'm going to go to the store anyway, just to support the economy. because i enjoy it. >>> coming up, president obama heads back to the white house today to work on the ever looming fiscal cliff. can he cut a deal with republicans. >>> and david gregory may be in trouble of the law because of that a
.s. students spend more time in the class rom than kid in the chin affin land and japan. that helps one person and that is the teacher unions where the recip yepts of the spending. if you want to help the kids privatize the system. before the late 1880s it was home schooled and private and more choice and better out come for all. >> john, is it worth it or the education of the kids is worth it? >> i don't think there is a correlation. i think johnathon is right here. i don't agree with privatization of all schools. 20 years we had a best education system . we still have great teachers and school accident, but as a system, we are failing and we are falling down behind other countries. you look at oecd inwe are falling back every year. it is not the amount much time, it is what they are getting while they are there. and we don't have the ability to merit base teacher or students and we have a problem of the infrastructure. >> christian, what about the economics of all of we know that states are trugling and maybe do the connecticut and colorado and new york and tennessee and massachusetts. they
of the world's highest profile whistle blowers. michael woodford was president and ceo of japan's olympus corporation. his dream job turned in to a nightmare when he discovered the company had hidden more than $1 million in investment losses. he has a new book out called exposure. you had been at the company for a while but you were not the president and ceo. >> i'd been with the company for three decades. but became president on the first of april and was fired as president and ceo on the 14th of october. so 6 1/2 months. >> was it the previous ceo that orchestrated this? >> yes, he's admitted his guilt. >> and chairman was in cahoots? >> the former chairman and ceo became president. >> were you chairman, as well? >> no i wasn't. i was president and ceo. he remained chairman. he was known by many as the dr. evil character. and if you see his face, he looks like dr. evil and he was evil. >> it's hard to imagine. this is kind of a stunning story. just the idea that you could cover p broad losses. your problem was you looked and you saw the acquisitions that looked like ridiculous deals. ad
markets, looking at japan and maybe trading data coming out later in the day tomorrow, thinking about their cpi number. we're looking at that to see how that's going to affect technology products like the ipads and gadgets and things of that nature. that's going to be huge as a lot of the things we use day-to-day is produced in japan. >> guys, good job. thank you all for joining us as we look ahead to tomorrow. today, a wait and see market since we still don't have any resolution on the cliff and doesn't look like we will for a couple of da
's election day in japan and voters are choosing a new parliament. the election could return former prime minister to office if his liberal democratic party wins and lots of analysts expect that he'll win big. he's promised to get japan's struggling economy back on track. let's go back now to kate bolduan and john berman in connecticut. >> there are news going on around the world and thank you, victor, for keeping us to speed on that. >>> people will be going to church services this morning to grieve for their loved ones. >> absolutely. >> we'll tell you some incredible and heartwarming stories about the victims, but, first, we want to show you the names and the ages of all 26 people killed at sandy hook elementary school on that friday morning to honor their passing. ...so as you can see, geico's customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmmm tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this compute
in australia and france and the uk and happens in japan, but for some reason i don't see them grieving over 20 children that have been slain in their schools. that does come down to a question of our gun problem and gun culture and the way we cope with it. i know the families in this town when they are past their grieving and they never will be, but one of the things people want to do here in newtown united is to give them a platform and a voice and let's hear what they have to say. >> two things you mentioned. newtown united and the goals for the organization. you mentioned having knew or met nancy lanza. can you give impressions of her from meeting her? >> it is a small town and a bunch of us play tuesday night ultimate frisbee in one of the local playing fields. we want to have a beer and we go to this place called my place. you have seen it on the news. nancy was i don't want to say a regular, but she was there and i chatted with her. a seemingly pleasant person and i'm sure she was. that's it. that's how small towns work, right? when i wait and saw i knew a number of people who lost a lov
that christmas is coming. >> that's kind of cute. now, in japan the traditional christmas dinner is not sushi. you will not believe. >> yeah, they love in japan kentucky fried chicken. in fact, it's so popular you need a reservation to eat at kfc on christmas. it's one of those things that when you don't have it you crave it and it becomes such a big -- it's such a big hit. >> this one we're going to try here today. in the czech republic on christmas eve unmarried women practice a traditional fortune-telling method to predict their relationship status for the upcoming year. you stand with your back -- try it, hoda woman. let's do that one. >> i'll do it. >> you stand with your back what? >> facing the door. >> that door? >> and then what do you do? >> don't kill anthony. you toss one of your shoes over your shoulder. watch the lights. >> does this work if you're divorced too? what happens? >> if it lands with the toe facing the door you're going to get married within the year. >> be careful back here. is someone behind me? >> yes. anthony. anthony, careful. >> toward this way. >> where's the
the point europe and japan has been doing this a couple of years now, massively raising taxes. japan is now in official recession. southern europe is contracting. france and germany about to go into recession. what can't you guys learn? hier taxes don't work. melissa: yeah. but seems lying the public at large has not bought that argument. tt romney tried to make that argument. a lot of people tried to make the argument. it hasn't worked. >> you emphasize what is the best way to get the econom moving again. means to end. instead of fighting on democrat's ground, establish your own ground. higher taxes does not mean growth. greater spending does not mean growth. maoth regulations taking away control from patients does not lead to growth. fight on your own turf instead of democrats. melissa: you're a master of negotiation. you know so much about this. how would you reset the negotiations? >> toss out a few grenades. passing the house entitlement reforms can't take any nefits from existing beneficiaries. love to see the senate reject that one. how about another bill passing saying can not take
? >> these are some statistics that a lot of people of talking about. in 2008 japan had just 11 gun-related murders. the u.s., 12,000. so should america look to other countri countries' gun policies now? we have someone with a unique perspective on this. cnn's own kyung lah. >> reporter: i moved back to the u.s. this summer. for the last five years, i was living in japan as cnn's tokyo correspondent. in that entire time, i never covered a shooting. there weren't any. this is my third mass shooting i've covered in just six months. >> kyung lah is on the scene for us at that apartment complex. she's got more on this part of the investigation. >> reporter: in this brief time, i've heard this question again and again by those victimized, most recently from a frustrated newtown resident. >> why are we so different from so many other industrialized countries that have so little gun violence and we are just -- what makes us so different? why is that? >> reporter: i don't have the answer, but i can compare japan and the u.s. in japan, there are almost no guns. the average person just can't get one. and i h
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of japan easing monetary policy again today, announcing an increase of its asset buying and lending program by more than $118 billion. that move was widely expected as part of the reason that you had seen the yen under quite a bit of pressure, yesterday, at least. you'll see right now that in japan, the market there actually closed down by just over 1%, 1.2% almost. the hang seng and the shanghai composite were slightly higher. oil prices this morning, you'll see right now, are down by about 4 cents to $89.94, so you have things to pick up in those prices over the last couple of days. and the ten-year note at this point which yesterday was yielding above 1.8%, dropping down to 77.2%. finally, take a look at the dollar and gold. yen is at 83.99. gold prices this morning with all these movements in the currency markets up by about $1.10. >>> winter storm draco is moving across the united states threatening retailers and holiday travelers. paul, we know that sometimes the storms could be a good thing for some retailers, particularly if you're selling things from home depot or the likes of thos
.com/pricerewind. >>> powerful earthquake struck off the coast of japan. 7.3 magnitude quake hit in the same area that was devastated last year. the latest in the recovery coming up. maybe new buildings? what about updated equipment? they can help, but recent research shows... ... nothing transforms schools like investing in advanced teacher education. let's build a strong foundation. let's invest in our teachers so they can inspire our students. let's solve this. >>> welcome back. custody battle over a little girl in utah has pitted her adoptive parents against the biological dad who didn't know that his wife was putting her up for adoption. now the father's desperate to get his daughter back but the adoptive couple who are the only parents she's ever known are doing everything they can to fight that. i'll speak with the father in just a moment. he says he's only seen his daughter twice since he found out where she was. first, randi kaye has the story of how all this happened. >> reporter: at 21 months, this little girl is caught in a fierce battle between the only parents she's ever known and h
japan, the rogue nation has fired a long-range rocket tonight in defiance of the international community. the missile was reportedly launched at 9:51 a.m. local time. it's unclear whether the launch was successful. sometimes they just fall into the water. but japanese officials say tonight they believe the missile passed over okinawa, japan. north korea announced at the beginning of the month they intended to launch the missile, but there were reports as recently as this afternoon they had had to dismantle the rocket to make repairs to it. again, tonight it appears north korea has in fact fired the rocket. this is north korea's second rocket launch under its new leader, kim jun un. a similar rocket broke up less than two minutes in flight. officials claim this launch is intended to put a weather satellite into space. but many officials and many in the international community believe north korea may be testing its capability to one day launch a long-range nuclear warhead. this comes at a politically sensitive time. neighboring south carolina is set to hold its presidential election in a d
are going recession. japan's already in recession. they are doing the same thing the democrats want to do here. put on new taxes, and they are just putting their economies in a death spiral. >> this is no time for austerity is what you're argueing? >> what i'm arguing is don't put extra taxes on the economy. we know from europe and japan that does not work. >> okay. >> howard? >> i don't think we ought to kick the can down the road any further. we have a huge deficit. frankly i think ben bernanke has done very, very well stimulating the economy without government interference. i think the thing to do is go right over the fiscal cliff. you'll raise some taxes, yes, that's true, you'll cut defense and some human services. this is the only way we'll have a significant bite out of this deficit. i think the market is going to like this. they say no right now, but when they see that this government is taking on the deficit in a serious way i think they will like it >> you don't think going over the cliff is armageddon? >> this is just nonsense, absolutely not. this is a bipartisan deal that was
is going to be, fiscal cliff going into the end of the year, we'll start to focus on europe and japan printing money over there. we'll get back into the macroeconomic horizons and see how it goes. but yeah. i think there's been some outflows in certain sectors, risk is on here. >> all right. bill nichols how are you playing this waiting game right now? >> i think one of the real interesting sectors one of the guests mentioned is the action in financials. you look at bank america and you haven't seen any real participation in the financial sector for four or five years. that's one to keep an eye on. you may see a meaningful move. that could be good for the market. >> you don't think it's too late -- >> -- next year in terms of a tax increase. >> bank of america is the best performing this year. it's not too late to get into that? you think there's more to come? >> look at the short-term move and it looks good. look at a five or six year chart and it's a different story. looks like you've got more room on the upside. >> rick santelli, jump in here. what are you seeing in chicago the mov
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to bronchitis. >>> authorities in japan have confirmed at least nine deaths in sunday's highway tunnel collapse outside of tokyo. >>> old south church in boston plans to auction off a copy of a rare hymn book published in 1640 worth between $10 million and $20 million. >>> finally, some strange news out of north korea to tell you about where state media is reporting the discovery of an ancient unicorn layer. how do they know? archaeologists claim that they have found an ancient rock that contains the words "unicorn layer." of course. >>> and now here is your first look at this morning's dish of "scrambled politics." actress meryl streep and secretary of state hillary clinton were having way too much fun at a state department gala saturday night. part of this weekend's kennedy center honors celebration. and speaking of clinton, you can add one more name to the list of people convinced that she is running for president in 2016. "new yorker" magazine editor david remnick came to that conclusion friday night at a fo forum which featured clinton. >>> on the washington post" gives the most detailed a
to shoot it down. they wanted to fool japan. they succeeded. >> and it certainly does strengthen the new young leader kim jong-un domestically. >> absolutely. they have been trying since 1998 to launch a long-range missile and they failed in the previous four attempts. they succeeded in this. it's not a rocket that can deliver a major warhead. there are marriajor hurdles to >> they have done in north korea where a lot of people are starving what south korea has been unable to do. >> by choice, actually. >> they haven't launched a satellite into orbit. >> south korea has not. this will undoubtedly spur competition with south korea. you'll see that. you'll probably see south korea respond with more batteries and japan will probably already do that. you have heard that we need to spend more. we spend $10 million a year already on a missile system. it has international ramifications that are going to destabilize. this is why the security council is condemning the move. >> so how much of a real threat to the united states, whether hawaii or the west coast, is this? >> we are not threatened an
with china or the u.s. it has to do with the new japanese government. the bank of japan is meeting on wednesday or thursday. the trick here for the american investors is to remember the currency. you have to experience it. it sounds like the federal reserve. so this idea. the cliff may be overrated. i'm curious to see what happens. you mentioned the debt ceiling in the show. if obama gets that, he is going to give a lot back. if obama gets that lifted now. so we don't have to have the fight. he is going to have to give up a lot. but i agree. if we can take that off the table, we don't have to fight that fight that is a positive. >> you stay low in the market. i'm under weight equities and overweight credit. i want to see what the deal looks like before i add. >> strike could slam businesses from maine to texas and all points in between. it could damage our economy. impact life expectancy in the u.s., real estate in hong kong, and the optics industry in germany? at t. rowe price, we understand the connections of a complex, global economy. it's just one reason over 75% of our mutual
arrived in japan today becoming the first vessel to successfully test a new trade route through arctic waters. it opened up due to shrinking ice. it shaved nearly three weeks of its time. in september researchers of nasa announced the coverage retreated to its lowest level since recoffereds began in 1979. the route is open four months of the year. >> put down the cell phone and the sandwich if you are in south dakota. they report that there is a top new ban on distracted banning. it makes texting while drivers is a primary offense but you can get that ticket if you are eating, rearding the paper, or putting on make-up while driving. >> would you pay for cough sfee with plastic or cash? now you have the option to pay with steel. >> you're going to hear about that at starbucks. that story coming up in consumer alert. >> a special christmas for a special soldier and his family. that story coming up. >> showers coming you have a the great lakes and a sign that colder air is moving into the atlanta. it is 51 degrees and 56 >> coming up at 6:00 they plan to repeal fema's decision to deny ass
now. >> it did with hindsight, but you never know. >> you don't. >> but you look at japan, they never did what they needed to do. and here we are, we escaped the financial crisis and the money market, it looked like it was going to freeze up and the huge fortune 500 companies. we avoided that but we just keep -- it's like we think we're permanently okay from negative situations and i don't know if we are. things happen in this world. it's still tough, right? >> it is. but this is a very important topic. >> you borrow too much and sooner or later austerity is awful. but if you can't just keep the credit card going if your kid has -- if it's 50,000, you don't say here's another 50. i don't want you to tighten your belt. >> that's why in the final analysis i think the administration recognizes that and they're going to -- >> this administration? >> yeah, is going to come to the table on the entitlement cuts that need to happen to make the deal work. >> you were with him a couple days ago, right? >> with some of his top advisers. >> you can't say which one? >> a group -- valerie jarron an
for david? >> well, no. i want to talk about japan. i know our audience is carrying a lot more these days about the fiscal cliff, but we've got another cliff of sorts coming up in japan, the electrics sunday. everyone is expecting that abe follows in the footsteps of mr. draghi and europe and mr. bernanke here in the u.s. we can more yen printing, that weakens the yen. maybe american investors can make some money in japanese stocks. i'd be curious where you think the election is going. does it matter? >> i think the world has more possibility that your pen might change course as far as monitoring fiscal policy after the elections. but the japanese realize when you play with fire, you might end up burning down the house. jgb's nine times tier one capital, if they're not careful, they can trigger a run on jgb and the house base comes tumbling down. so i think actually the next government is tokyo will be a lot more cautious. i think the market is -- >> so we can get another huge disappointment. so everyone thinks the dollar/yen is finally going to go up, you can make money on the yen short
year's tsunami in japan. a coast guard spotted it in olympic national park in washington. they are trying to reach it to find out if it's harboring the area. >>> gm will buy back 200 million shares and another 300 million will be sold through various means or so. that will end the $51 billion bailout of the automaker. taxpayers are expected to lose money on this deal. the stock hasn't done as well as hoped. >>> south korea has elected its first female president. park promises to salvage the economy and other issues are income inequality. park is the daughter of the country's former military dictator. >>> and take a look at these dramatic i am manuals of a mudslide in motion. our affiliate, komo in everett washington captured the video as the slide slammed into a moving freight train. cars crumbled and derailed, as you can see there. the freight trains were back on the tracks yesterday but amtrack is waiting 48 hours to make sure that this scene is safe. unbelievable when you see that mudslide. >> do we know if anybody was hurt? >> i don't think anyone was hurt. it was a f
currency and commodity trading they're going to end early. in japan, indonesia, the philippines, they were all closed in europe. only the uk, french, dutch and spanish stock markets are open and they're going to be closing early. there are now only five trading sessions left in 2012. get your act together. stocks and bonds, solid gains so far this year. the dow has advanced 8% in total. the s&p 500 up almost 14%. the nasdaq has jumped 16%. it's been a good year. the end of the year also means we are just days away from the fiscal cliff, however, and that's the bad news. and looming tax hikes, spending cuts, all of that. both sides warning a very big deal becoming a bit more unlikely. >> and my one bit of advice to speaker boehner is this. you cannot pass a bill with just republicans. on a broad thing like this, you need both. and he has put himself with plan b and sort of an impossible position. he has to get these hard right goes to go along with him. and he and the president were going to say we're going to pass a deal with the majority of republicans and the majority of democrats in the
it is in their interests. if north korea's nuclear weapons program goes on other countries in the region, japan, south korea, taiwan and others are themselves going to look whether they want nuclear weapons which would obviously make the entire region much more unstable. jon: and for those who wondered whether kim jong-un had staying power as leader of north korea, he just bought himself a whole lot of time in that job, didn't he? >> well i think he showed that the capability of the north koreans has been underestimated and i think you're right. this will be a political boost for him but let's be clear. this rocket-testing program and the work with iran have been going on for decades and they have had some notable failures but each failure tells them something and each success tells them something. if they can put a payload into orbit which we concede they have apparently done, in effect they're well on the way to putting a nuclear payload anywhere on the planet. jon: two members of the original axis of evil still working together. ambassador john bolton, thank you. >> thank you. jenna: we're going to
slightly. japan's nikkei index was trended in the positive territory. and it is 9:12. weather, we're traveling today, checking out for today's new year's celebration. going to have to bundle up in much of the country. cnn's meteorologist karen mcbegmcgia maginnis is live. >> you may have heard about the peach drop in atlanta, the coverage drop in key west, and the musical note drop in nashville and the space needle in seattle, but the quintessential new year's eve celebration takes place in times square, new york city, going to be a little breezy. so bundle up. temperatures in the 30s. you get down to some of the areas where the tall buildings are, you get kind of the funneling of the wind, and the result, it's going to feel a little colder than 36 degrees. take awe cross the country. here comes the rainfall for the southeast. in atlanta, it will hold off until after midnight. indianapolis, we'll see 31 degrees at midnight. but the coldest areas that we can find across the lower 48 states will be in the dakotas and the midwest with singlie digits, but that is very deceiving becaus
, is tracking him this holiday season. we just got video in -- yes, video in of santa. he is now in japan and also in korea because santa can do anything. it's magic. he's delivering it in those countries. then he'll make his way closer to the united states around midnight or so and eat the cookies left by kids around the country and deliver presents to all the good children in america. we'll continue to track santa. we'll be right back. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. >>> jamie foxx stars in the new quentin tarantino movie ""djang unchained," a violent movie. but after the sandy hook shooting, he said this. >> it tears you up. we have to do something. i think now i feel that everyone is really pulling together, and we hav
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